Friday, August 20, 2010
where in world does it come from
There she was. Tori's sister, Amy. He'd sort of met her at that birthday party. But here she was all alone. Smiling. That come hither look. It was like looking into another world. She was beautiful. And probably knew it, he reminded himself. She was going to a senior but looked all of twenty-something. She'd probably move away from here any day for some sort of modeling job. She was just damn perfect.
He did his best to avoid eye-contact. But she kept staring at him. She was walking over to the children's area where he was working. Ian thought he might be shaking. He tried to slice in a thin book on the shelf. Damn, if he didn't cut himself. He looked up and there she was right by him.
"I thought that was you." She smiled even bigger as if she might have came to sale him something.
"Oh, yeah," he thought he managed to say. But he put his finger in his mouth to cover the blood. Really, this was the worst time ever.
"That was so nice of you, to help Tori like you did. Really, she doesn't have many friends. Have you heard from her?"
Ian shook his head, no. Eric wanted him to have nothing to do with her, and he hadn't wanted to start any trouble.
"Could you call her, sometime?" Tori's sister shrugged. "You might cheer her up, you know."
"Really?" He couldn't very well tell her that he couldn't. "I don't know if she really liked me-you know." He didn't want to get sucked into this. He thought it was over. Tori had moved away. She was starting over, or something. They were no more than mere pot-head buddies. And he wasn't doing that anymore. He was worried they might drug test him now. He didn't want to get in trouble.
"Yes, she did, you were her cuddle bear." Amy giggled.
"Oh, uh..what?" Ian winced as if Tori was really on something to make up something like that. "She must have been talking about someone else."
"I don't think so. She kept pictures of you." Amy told him.
What else was he not aware of? He didn't want to know about this. He found himself hugging himself. How would he ever get out of this?